This Thursday, CBLDF joins comics fans and creators from around the world in our home base of New York City for New York Comic-Con! October 8-11, you’ll find us at booth #1764 in the Javits Center with exclusive CBLDF merchandise and apparel, signed graphic novels, prints, and more!
CBLDF Presents: Banned Comics!
Friday, October 9, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Room 1B03
It’s hard to believe that books are still banned in the United States and yet each year hundreds of incidents are recorded. CBLDF springs to action in these cases, providing expert support for the librarians and individuals who fight back when calls to censorship arise. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will examine the comics that have been banned and challenged this year, showing how they fit into recent trends in comics censorship.
CBLDF Presents: Comics Censorship in 2015
Saturday, October 10, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Room 1A05
Although free expression is seen as a basic human right, censorship is rampant in the United States and around the world. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein presents an overview of the censorship crises facing cartoonists in 2015, from the violence and legal prosecution occurring around the globe to domestic attacks on young adult books in libraries and schools across the country. Learn how comics and books are being challenged, and what you can do to fight back!
CBLDF Liberty Annual Signing
Thursday, October 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway, New York, New York)
Join CBLDF at Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway, New York, New York) on Thursday, October 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., for the CBLDF Liberty Annual signing with Fred Van Lente, Sina Grace, Bob Fingerman, R Sikoryak, Derek Charm, Gabriel Hardman, Jared Fletcher, and other fantastic creators!
CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and the CBLDF Liberty Annual Signing and Release Party!
Thursday, October 8, 8:00 p.m., Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue, New York, New York)
First, join CBLDF at Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway, New York, New York) on Thursday, October 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., for the CBLDF Liberty Annual signing with Fred Van Lente, Sina Grace, Bob Fingerman, R Sikoryak, Derek Charm, Gabriel Hardman, Jared Fletcher, and other fantastic creators!
After the signing, we’ll wander mere blocks away to the Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue, New York, New York) for the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and CBLDF Liberty Annual Release Party! Guaranteed to be one of the best parties at NYCC, the party begins at 8:00 p.m., and fans will have the chance to mingle with comics superstars!
The party is free to CBLDF members ($10 suggested donation for non-members) and features drink specials, door prizes, and gift bags for attendees. The first 30 people through the door after 8:00 p.m. with take home an exclusive t-shirt featuring artwork by Duncan Fegredo, courtesy of Threadless!
To RSVP for the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party, visit the event page here.
Image Comics NYCC Afterparty
Friday, October 9, 8:00 p.m., Bowlmor Times Square (222 West 44th St, New York, New York)
On Friday, October 9, 8:00 p.m., don’t miss the Image Comics NYCC Afterparty at Bowlmor Times Square (222 West 44th St, New York, New York)! Mingle with special guests Adam McGovern, Alex de Campi, Amy Reeder, Antony Johnston, Ben Mackey, Bob Fingerman, Brandon Montclare, Brian Haberlin, Brian Joines, Brian Buccellato, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Declan Shalvey, Ed Brisson, Edwin Huang, Frank Barbiere, Ilias Kyriazis, Ivan Brandon, Jason Shawn Alexander, Jay Faerber, Jim Mahfood, Joe Eisma, Joe Harris, Joseph Keatinge, Justin Jordan, Kieron Gillen, Kyle Higgins, Leila del Duca, Martin Morazzo, Matt Wilson, Michael Moreci, Nick Dragotta, Ryan Browne, Sean Lewis, Steve Orlando, Stuart Moore, Wes Craig, and more (list subject to change)! A portion of proceeds from this party benefits CBLDF. RSVP here.